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Old 01-07-2008, 03:01 PM   #41 (permalink)
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The VX550 runs on 1 rail rated for 41 amps.

IF you are planning on going for the PCP&C Silencer 610, keep in mind that cable management in the Antec 900 is a fairly difficult task.
unless you mod it
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The VX550 runs on 1 rail rated for 41 amps.
oops... my bad... I think I've decided on the 550VX
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Good info on the number of rails thing... that does make sense, and the 550VX does look like the best buy as far as single rails.
J/W though, what kind of devices use 20a or more? How much amperage does say an 8800 Ultra draw?
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^^ that's exactly what I was wondering. What about an overclocked 8800 GT?
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Well, I just found the newegg power supply calculator Newegg - Power Supply Calculator
and with normal stuff like 2GB DDR2, 7200HDD, 1 optical drive, a regular motherboard, and an 8800GTX (9800 will surely be more power draw) It recommends a 565w.
If you put it up to 2 DVD-RW's, which I plan to have, it jumps you up to 604w... I might go 4GB ram some day too...

I dunno if the 550VX would be enough? yeah it's single rail, but... ?
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Well, I just found the newegg power supply calculator Newegg - Power Supply Calculator
and with normal stuff like 2GB DDR2, 7200HDD, 1 optical drive, a regular motherboard, and an 8800GTX (9800 will surely be more power draw) It recommends a 565w.
If you put it up to 2 DVD-RW's, which I plan to have, it jumps you up to 604w... I might go 4GB ram some day too...

I dunno if the 550VX would be enough? yeah it's single rail, but... ?
here we go again... RAILS MATTER WATTAGE DOESN'T!!! a 800w PSU with 10amps on the 12v rail is still bad compared to a 550w PSU with 41 Rails on it....

the stuff gets powered by the Rail....
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so what would you say a 550w single rail PSU is equivilent to in the calculator.. multiple rails wise I guess?

SLI GTS with 4gb ram, 2 dvd rw's, q6600 etc... is saying like 741w... asiming they are assuming multi-rail psu's how much wattage can you add to the single rail to figure? 30%?

550 single rail about equivilent to a 715w 3 rail would you say?
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CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX TX 650W Power Supply Retail at ZipZoomfly

$117.90 after MIR, Modular, 52a on 1 rail!

EDIT: NM, it's not modular.. doh
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very nice find! thank you
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LOL but I F'd up... it's not modular

here it is though for even cheaper! $103.99 after MIR!
ClubIT Product - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX ATX12V / EPS12V 650W Power Supply
out of stock though.... DOH!

EDIT: shipping is not free here though... +$9... so $112.99... only a savings of like $5... gah
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